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Best Memory Cards for Canon T6s

Both Canon T6i and T6s have a single SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slot and fully support UHS-I type cards (UHS-II works too, but with same maximum speed as UHS-I). The T6s has an average JPEG size of 6.2MB, whereas RAW is around 26.5MB. Keep this in mind when choosing the capacity.

Our favorite memory card is the SanDisk Extreme PRO 32GB. It’s super fast (95MB/s) and affordable, plus SanDisk is the most reliable memory card company out there.

Below you will find the best memory cards based on speed and price ratio. UHS-I has 3 different types, U1 is the slowest, U2 is medium and U3 cards are the fastest, which is why we only recommend U3.

Best memory cards for the Canon T6s:

SanDisk Extreme Pro 32GB


Our top pick: As mentioned previously, the SanDisk Extreme PRO 32GB (95MB/s) is your best choice for the T6s. It’s cheap, super fast excellent for bursts, RAW shooting and videos. It’s UHS-I U3 so you can expect maximum performance with almost all DSLRs today (even more advanced cameras).

You can buy it at Amazon or see more reviews here.

Lexar Profesional 633x UHS-I


The Lexar Professional 633x 32GB U3 also comes with Image Rescue 5 software (review here). Both memory card brands are fast and reliable, but the included software will save you from headaches if you accidentally delete your shots.

You can buy it at Amazon or see more reviews here.

Transcend 16GB UHS-I


Transcend is another popular brand with more reviews on Amazon than most cards, and their Transcend 16GB UHS-I card is the cheapest option if you don’t shoot hundreds of images weekly, as you can store a little bit over 1,500 shots on it. It’s the cheapest but that’s because of U1 (minimum speed is 10MB/s).

You can buy it at Amazon or see more reviews here.

Don’t buy memory cards from unknown brands or something that looks too good to be true. More often than not, those cards will fail right when you’ll need them the most.

A memory card is where all of your work is stored until you transfer that on the computer.

Make sure to get a card from any of the following brands: SanDisk, Lexar, Transcend and Kingston. There are a few good out there, but the 5 we mentioned are more than enough.

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